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Soma Wolverine Touring Rohloff
$4,450.00 - $5,150.00
*650b Wolverine builds available on request. Now that the Wolverine has passed the stiffness test that lets us match Rohloff with belt drive, we've created the Weltgrinder, a complete touring build that gives you Rohloff's famously wide gear range and extraordinary durability along with Gates Carbon Drive for lower maintenance and greater longevity than a chain. Jones Loop carbon handlebars give you multiple hand positions for long days on the road, with superior positioning for both climbing and descending.* A Schmidt/Busch & Mueller dynamo system (or Schmidt/Klite for even brighter light) lets you charge smartphones and external battery packs while you pedal is part of the deal, as are front and rear racks(Jandd Extreme and Surly Formerly Known as Nice Rack, respectively). 36-spoke Velocity Dyad rims, Surly Knard 700 x 41 tires, Chris King headset, Thomson seatpost...you get the picture. The price includes all of these things; there's a nondynamo build and a dynamo build. Weltgrinder includes tons of American-made components like the Velocity rims, the Gates system, the Chris King headset, the Thomson seatpost, and the carbon Jones Loop Bars, along with the German-made hubs and lights, and let's not forget the English saddle. This is truly a bike built for the world. Are you grossly unfamiliar with Jones Loop bars? We could not explain their virtues better than this copy from the Jones website: Better handling and power output The shape of the Jones Loop bar really allows you to throw the bike around in technical situations. With your hands in the wide and rearward grip position you can keep your weight back and your arm stance wide for stable and controlled technical or steep downhill riding. This position is just like having a wide bar with a short stem, similar to a downhill or dirt jumping bike, but with more sweep. This additional sweep brings your arms in closer to your side to allow more comfortable and natural use of your arm and back muscles. The sweep also allows you to push and swing the bike side to side with more control and power. It's especially beneficial when climbing. These bars allow you to really get up on top of the pedals and grind out low cadence standing power for climbing in hard gears which is why the bar is so popular with single speeders. Your hands pull more towards your shoulders, a more natural 'pull' with stronger muscles. This allows you to push down with more force at the pedal. In extremely tight turns with the bar close to 90 degrees your outside arm and wrist is not taken to the edge of their flexible range as with traditional bars. This provides more control and stability on switch backs. More comfortable and ergonomic The sweep matches your natural hand and wrist positions creating a stronger hand and body position. With an H-Bar, your weight is evenly distributed across the width of your hand instead of being focused at the out side edge of your hand, the main cause of finger numbness. This 'even grip pressure' on the bar allows a better, more secure grip on the bar. This is especially nice if you chose to ride a fully rigid bike. The many and varied hand positions greatly reduce hand numbness and wrist pain. The H-Bar also reduces back pain since it has a range of hand positions from rear to front. This range allows you to move around and stretch your back. This is a bar you can ride all day.

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For more information on Jones Loop bars, a review from Bikepackers Magazine can be found at http://bikepackersmagazine.com/jones-bikes-loop-h-bars/.
Soma Wolverine Gravelo 650b or 700c
$1,875.00 - $2,525.00
Think of the Wolverine Gravelo as an off-pavement randonneur, a 700c or 650b (your choice) 2 x 10 build that we've optimized for adventures far from pavement, where the deer and the antelope play in the middle of the road, just like you. There's a higher-level Gravelo, which we call the Powerplant build. It includes a Shutter Precision dynamo hub, a Busch & Mueller Luxos U front light that charges your phone or external battery, and a Busch & Mueller tail light (your choice depending on mounting position). If you do go with a dynamo hub, we suggest the 650b build in order to get current to your lights at lower speed. The Gravelo joins our other Soma Wolverine builds: the Daily Grinder city build and the Weltgrinder Rohloff touring build. We'll post pictures of the 650b build soon.

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Soma Wolverine 700c/650b V2 Frame
$499.00 - $646.00
Joe Bike has built up more Wolverines than any bike shop in the world, so throw us your ideas; we've probably already done it. There are now three fork options for the Wolverine, so we're now selling the frame separately from the fork. See Related Items. The original inspiration for the Wolverine was "monster cross", but it is seriously so much more. Its geometry is stable enough for off road touring, but sporty enough for all-around adventure. With its Tange/IRD Sliding Dropouts, you can turn it into a single-speed CX bike. With a split seatstay, it is compatible with the Gates Carbon Belt Drive. - Clearance for 700x45c tires w/fenders (applies to rear only--fork clearance depends on Wolverine fork and ranges from about 44mm max tire width for the carbon fork, to 44-45mm for the thru-axle steel fork, and about 51mm for the quick-release steel fork). -700c or 650b compatible - Rear hub spacing: 135mm - Gates Carbon belt-drive compatible - Rohloff compatible, and now Rohloff/Gates approved! The Wolverine can be built up any way you like, such as with a belt and internal gearing or a conventional drivetrain. Skinny tires, 650b,.singlespeed, internally geared, or conventional derailleur and chain. Drop bars or flat. This is the updated V 2 frame, which features a seatstay splitter (to get the belt in the frame), whereas in the original frame the split was at the dropout. The V2 offers Rohloff+Gates compatibility, whereas the older frame allowed either/or but not both. We're offering our own Wolverine complete builds optimized for city, gravel, or touring. We call them the Daily Grinder, the Gravelo, and the Weltgrinder Rohloff, respectively. Note that this frame will need to be prepped (faced, chased, T-9 sprayed, etc.). We charge $70 to prep frames bought from us (and $105 for frames not bought from us).

Helpful FAQ's

How does One Install a belt on the Second Generation (V2) of the Soma Wolverine Frame?
This version of the Wolverine Soma Frame (V2) comes with what's called a Split Seatstay Design. This allows you to easily install / replace a Gates Belt by unbolting the right seatstay and then sliding the belt through the gap. (see detail pic below)

Soma Wolverine V2 Split Seatstay detail photo

What are the best style of Brakes to use with the Soma Wolverine?
The best option are brakes that have 160mm rotors (for great stopping power) and that fit international standard mounts that are specced on the Wolverine.
I want to build up the Wolverine, wwhat are the specs I need in order to get the right components?
Front derailleur clamp: 28.6mm
Rear hub spacing: 135mm
Seatpost: 27.2mm
Seat Collar: 29.8mm to 30mm (NOT INCLUDED W FRAME)
Headset: 1-1/8" external cup (SHIS: EC34/28.6 | EC34/30)
Bottom Bracket Shell: 68mm wide, English Threaded
Brake Compatibility: 160mm rotors, International Standard Disc mounts
Chainstay length range: 425-440mm (Soma Fabrications strongly recommend you avoid placing wheel in the Very back of dropout- bad things happen)
Water bottle bosses: 2 sets of mounts
What is the recommended Carbon Drive Setup for the Soma Wolverine
For the Alfine 8 spd hub, we recommend 46t front, 24t rear, and 115 length belt, with the dropout set at 440mm from the center of the BB axle. We recommend the new Center-Track system. Please note: Shimano Alfine Di2 does not fit on the Wolverine due to the Di2's Belt line is not compatible with the Soma Wolverine.

For the Rohloff hubs (compatible with this Split-seatstay design): For a gravel Grinder setup we love setting it up with a 55t in Front x 19t in back with a 115 Belt; 440.19 chainstay setting is a great starting point. For touring or adventure /trail use, use a smaller front ring.

For Single Speed setups: 46t in front x 26t in back x 115 belt and set the chainstay to 435.19mm

We strongly recommend you use the Gates Drive Calculator to figure out your gearing - it is a real help. We recommend starting with 430mm as a chainstay length. This will help you get a useful belt length when you plug in your preferred f

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